|Theatre West Four 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'|
Rounding off theatre group's golden anniversary year
Theatre West Four is rounding off a glittering golden anniversary year with Shakespeare’s enchanting and comical tale of love and magic, delusion and illusion. The play will be performed at the Quester's Theatre from Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th November, including a Saturday matinee. (Questors Theatre, 12 Mattock Lane, W5 5BQ)
One of Shakespeare’s best loved and most accessible plays, the story is opens on the eve of the nuptials of Theseus, Duke of Athens and his Amazonian bride, Hippolyta, but quickly moves to focus on the forbidden and unrequited love of four young ‘Athenians’, whose hasty decisions find them lost in an enchanted wood at the mercy of Faerie mischief.
At the same time a long and heated war is raging between the Oberon and Titania, King and Queen of the Faeries, wreaking havoc upon natural order of the mortal world. Bumbling along into the story come a band of rural working men and women who, in their sincere-hearted innocence, decide to perform a play for the Duke’s nuptials and meet in the wood to rehearse becoming entangled in the magical mayhem with extra-ordinary consequences. These threads of mortal and magical mishap entwine themselves around each other – will they ever find their way back?
For fifty years Theatre West Four have been staging productions in West London. Members come from all over London to participate in readings, workshops, rehearsals and productions. The group welcomes enthusiasts interested in performing, directing, producing, stage management and all aspects of theatre production.
November 5, 2014